There are many types of crop inputs, including fertilizers and plant protection products such as pesticides. Biostimulants are complementary to these products, with their own role in agriculture. Biostimulants support the plant’s general health and vigor.
EBIC lauds the Commission’s recent initiative on ‘Innovation Deals for a Circular Economy’ – a new concept aimed at removing red tape for innovation in the EU.
Interview with Claude Alabouvette, Scientific Advisor at AGRENE, gave his thoughts on what needs to change in the institutional framework and policies to bringing more bio-based products to the market.
Interview with Benoît Planques, ECOFI Representative to FWG (DG GROW), gave his thoughts on the current institutional hurdles preventing many bio-based products from entering the market and what needs to change to overcome them.
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Interview with Paul Mullins, Vice President of EBIC and Managing Director at Brandon Bioscience, gave his input on the current institutional barriers preventing many bio-based products from entering the market and what needs to change to overcome them.
In this interview with Dutch MEP Jan Huitema, who is passionately pro-innovation, he shares his thoughts on why the circular economy is so important for agriculture and what is preventing many new bio-based innovations from contributing to sustainable agriculture.
Interview with Joanna Inglis, Industrial Biotechnology Director at EuropaBio - the European association representing the interests of the biotechnology industry, gave her insights on the current institutional hurdles preventing many bio-based products from entering the market and what needs to change to overcome them.
Media coverage of the long anticipated EBIC-sponsored event in the European Parliament on 26 May, entitled “New Tools for Farming in the Circular Economy: Creating a Single Market for the Fertilising Products that Farmers Need”, has been positive with many of EBIC's key messages replayed in the coverage.
On 27 May, the EU Council of Ministers joined the European Parliament in approving a new law for the protection of trade secrets and confidential information of EU-based companies.
In March 2016, the European Commission published its long-awaited proposal for a regulation on several families of “fertilising products”, including biostimulants. In its announcement of the proposal, the Commission expressed its ambition for the regulation to “create new market opportunities for innovative companies while at the same time reducing waste, energy consumption and environmental damage.”